NDP revives Tory bill curbing taxpayer-funded partisan ads in bid to embarrass Ford government - 2019-04-17

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F94.png NDP revives Tory bill curbing taxpayer-funded partisan ads in bid to embarrass Ford government April 17, 2019, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

The New Democrats are reviving a Progressive Conservative bill from the Tories' opposition days in a bid to embarrass Premier Doug Ford's government for its taxpayer-funded partisan advertising binge. NDP MPP Taras Natyshak tabled private member's legislation identical to a bill introduced by Tory MPP Sylvia Jones two years ago that would revive the auditor general's powers to veto commercials deemed to be politically partisan.

NDP MPP Taras Natyshak is tabling private member's legislation identical to a bill introduced by the Tories two years ago that would revive the auditor general's powers to veto commercials deemed to be politically partisan. ( Cole Burston / THE CANADIAN PRESS )

"I assume the Conservatives will support this because they already did," Natyshak (Essex) told reporters Wednesday at Queen's Park. "Voting against this bill would be the height of hypocrisy," he said, noting Jones and much of Ford's cabinet strongly endorsed the measures in 2017. "That's the kind of ugly, two-faced double-dealing that no one wants to see."

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